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Poster: billydlions Date: Apr 14, 2011 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 80-2-22

I love this show but I'm biased because I went to Rutgers although this was before I was there. What makes you call it "wild"?

Have you checked out fall 1982? Those shows are crazy good.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 14, 2011 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 80-2-22

Just wild as in, intense.
So far I really haven't heard much JGB past 1980 that excites me. Still keeping an open mind, though.

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Poster: vapors Date: Apr 14, 2011 6:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 80-2-22

Thanks for the link – enjoyed listening to this show after searching for an answer to the MLB quiz earlier. I almost went to this show. I lived not far away, and my brother had been attending Rutgers, but it wasn’t until the fall of the next year I saw JGB in Burlington VT. I remember connecting with I’ll Take A Melody in a sublime manner that evening, and share the Capt’s enthusiasm for the song. 11/14/81, check it out it’s on that site.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 15, 2011 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 80-2-22

ok, I've now listened to most of 11/14/81, and have to agree it's a great show! That "I'll Take a Melody" sounds different from most I've heard.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 14, 2011 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 80-2-22

You're way ahead of me, I never saw JGB at all, I sure wish I did!

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Poster: vapors Date: Apr 14, 2011 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 80-2-22

I did wonder whether you had seen a JGB show. I missed some nice opportunities to see them before that in NJ, although fortuitously I did get some JGB tapes back then. I saw a lot of Jerry shows later on. He was always awesome :)

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Apr 14, 2011 11:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 80-2-22

I sure wish I'd have gotten my ass to some JGB shows!! And count me in for loving I'll Take a Melody. I love the simple themes of the lyrics, the fisherman, the musical notes, the Keep on Shining... to me beautiful. I think the song was written by Allen Toussaint. Jerry sang it with real passion, really made it his own story, like he could do with the Dylan songs - or really anything he loved.